The Building Bridges Initiative is a national endeavor to promote practice and policy that will create strong partnerships between families, youth, and community. Our members proudly support BBI and are mutually guided by its Joint Resolution to Advance a Statement of Shared Core Principles.
Program Description
Becket Family of Services came to Massachusetts in 2012 to fill a gap in the service delivery system by providing supports to individuals with significant challenging behaviors related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, mental health disorders, intellectual and developmental disorders, and problem sexual behaviors. A history of trauma and related symptoms was, and continues to be, a common thread among the individuals we serve.  Becket relies on evidenced-based theories of intervention to design individualized treatment plans and utilizes a quantitative system to measure progress. Evidence-based strategies that we use include Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Supports, the Good Lives Model, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care.
 
Supports are provided in 15 different residential programs across the Commonwealth.  Programs are clustered in three distinct regions of the state: Lakeville, Freetown, Bourne, and Attleboro in the southeast; Agawam, Southwick, Westfield, and Wilbraham in western Massachusetts, and Fitchburg, Westminster, Leominster, Winchendon, Templeton, and Leicester serving north central Massachusetts. Each program has a dedicated Program Manager and a customized staffing pattern designed to meet the unique needs of the individuals supported at the facility. A Clinician supports all of the programs and is an integral part of the programming and structure.
 
The overarching goals of Massachusetts Adult programs include:
 
  • Providing residents with a safe, home-like, living environment
  • Ensuring the safety of residents and the community by utilizing a holistic, comprehensive, in-house approach to service delivery
  • Creating innovative and genuine opportunities for residents to participate fully and meaningfully in their communities by focusing on personal goals, interests, and hobbies
  • Promoting each resident’s right to self-determination and self-advocacy
  • Enhancing and improving each resident’s acquisition of skills through comprehensive assessments; personal goal development, and consistent implementation of Individual Service Plans. 
  • Using strategies that lead clients toward greater independence and autonomy, and reduce their reliance on supports and services 
  • Assisting individuals in navigating their lives in a way that helps them achieve and exceed their personal dreams and goals ​
Meet The Team
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Lisa D’Innocenzo is the Executive Director of Becket-Adult Services of MA and NH.  Lisa is a native of Leominster, MA.  She graduated as a Finance Specialist from Fort Ben Harrison, Indiana, where she served in the Army.  In 1992, after working for an accounting firm, Lisa transitioned to a career in Human Services at Matson Community Services.  In 1998, she joined Community Resources for Justice, where she served as Assistant Director and Human Rights Coordinator responsible for the oversight of nine complex residential facilities.   In January 2012, Lisa joined the Becket Family of Services.  She provided oversight to the eight-bed female youth program in Auburn, ME.  Lisa then co-founded Becket-MA Adult Services and opened the first adult program in Winchendon in October 2012.  In 2015, Lisa became Executive Director of the Becket Adult NH programs.  In October 2016, she led the NH team to receive Community Crossroads Provider of the Year award. 

Executive Director

Lisa D’Innocenzo

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Timothy P. Perdue is the Quality Assurance Director of Becket-Adult Services of MA. Tim is

a native of East Providence, RI, and has an associate degree in Liberal Arts from the

Community College of Rhode Island. He currently is enrolled at the University of Rhode

Island and is scheduled to receive his bachelor’s degree in early 2020. Tim has worked in the

Human Service field for over twenty years, starting as a Special Education Assistant in 1997.

After working in the Special Education field, he became a Program Manager and then an

Assistant Director overseeing up to eight residential sites for individuals with Developmental

Disabilities between 2000 and 2012. Tim joined Becket-Adult Services of MA in 2013 and

has served as the Director of Operations, and currently as the Director of Quality Assurance and Human Rights Coordinator.

Quality Assurance Director

Timothy Perdue

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David Prescott is Clinical Services Development Director for the Becket Family of Services. He earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and has authored and edited 19 books and numerous articles and chapters, primarily in the assessment and treatment of abuse and trauma. David has lectured and implemented treatment programming around the world, and is the recipient of two lifetime achievement awards from international organizations. He is a Senior Associate of the International Center for Clinical Excellence and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. David has served on the Editorial Boards of three scholarly journals. He is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and Chair of the National Adolescent Perpetration Network Advisory Board.

Director of Clinical Services

David Prescott

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